May 22nd Downtown Activities – Art, Market, Games, Prizes & More

Winter has passed, and what a winter (or year!) it has been! Downtown is celebrating spring and the hope of a bright future with a Butterfly Stroll. Our Downtown businesses, and the Manchester community, are strong and resilient! They have weathered the storm of the pandemic and are ready to emerge better than ever – just like the beautiful butterfly emerges from the cocoon!

We hope that you will join us on Saturday, 5/22, to celebrate with us!

 

 

Butterfly Stroll
Saturday, 5/22 from 10am to 4pm

Outdoor Market in the Forest Street Lot

  • Downtown Manchester Welcome Tent:
    • Pick up your free Summer 2021 Tote Bag (limited supplies)
    • Pick up your Butterfly Bingo game boards
    • Pick up your Butterfly Scavenger Hunt riddle sheets
    • Enter to win prizes
  • Outdoor Market
    Shop from a variety of local artists and artisans at our Outdoor Market. (A limited number of vendor spaces are still available. CLICK HERE to apply.)

Butterfly Stroll

Stroll down Main Street to view butterfly-themed artwork by over 20 local artists! View photographs, sculptures, wind chimes, paintings, and mixed media creations! CLICK HERE to read about the participating artists and how to purchase a piece of art. CLICK HERE to download the Butterfly Stroll Map!

Butterfly Bingo

Our Connect-4 Game was so popular on Small Business Saturday we decided to bring it back! Stop by the welcome tent to pick up your Butterfly Bingo gameboard. Then, complete shopping challenges to earn stickers and enter to win prizes!

Butterfly Scavenger Hunt (for the kids!)

Head Downtown and hunt for butterflies in the storefront windows! View the many beautiful butterflies that have been created by local community members.  Hunt for clues to solve the riddles. Turn in your completed riddle sheets at the welcome tent to receive a prize (limited supply)!

The prizes are for the kids, but everyone can have fun hunting for butterflies!

The worksheets will be available to download beginning on 5/20. You can also pick up printed copies of the worksheets at the welcome tent during the Butterfly Stroll!

Live Music

Enjoy live music as you stroll and dine Downtown. Imagine Main Street will be coordinating local musicians to liven up our day with live music.

Eat, Drink, Shop & Explore!

Downtown businesses will be getting in on the butterfly-themed fun as well! Check for specials and sales to be happening!
There are pop-up shops, special menu items, crafts, free activities and more!

The following businesses have a special deal, menu item, or activity scheduled. CLICK HERE to see the details!

21 Oak
Angry Egg
Bistro on Main
Firestone | Art Studio & Cafe
Little Bird Clay Company
The Blue Hydrangea
Manchester Cheesecake Company
Mary Cheney Public Library
Silk City Coffee
Urban Lodge Brewing
WORK_SPACE

Please email Joy at dmssd@manchesterct.gov with any questions!

A special thanks to our Summer 2021 sponsors for supporting the Butterfly Stroll!

Beauty 911
Bistro on Main
Creative Notions
Firestone | Art Studio & Cafe
Manchester Adult and Continuing Education

Angry Egg
Antonio’s Pizza
Beller’s & DuBaldo Music
Filomena’s
Manchester Barber Shop
Manchester Mall at 811 Main
Network, Inc.
Salon 292
Silk City Coffee
Urgan Lodge Brewing
WORK_SPACE

 

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